Wednesday morning. Three days left of 2016. I gotta be honest. I don’t care. Makes no difference what the calender says. The hustle is strong. A little unfocused and not quite ready to pull the print trigger, load the snake oil on to the caravan just yet, but the work is close to share.
A few things I was able to do work for recently was some roleplay character art for Mythopoeia Games Publications Convention Adventure titled Mad Cow
I didn’t do the cover art, just some illustrations inside.
It’s only a buck to check out (link here) The creator Mike has been cool guys that’s been real supportive.
Started working with the company earlier this year doing illustrations for the second source book for Realms of Fantasy II
You can get the game and books at DriveThruRPG (of course a small plug).
Also turned in work for Creepy Romance volume four. Available sometime January 2017 (I think). Self published by Cosondra Sjostrom. A poetry/art book collaboration between 50 artists including myself. Some of the art already shown looks so fucking cool! Looking forward to checking it out.
Last and most current contribution is a book my buddy Nathaniel over Eyedraugh is putting using Augmented imagery. An interactive type deal that’s going to blow your wigs off. It will be available early February.
Oh and the drawing above is colored by Shuiez Hermenz Dude knows how to recreate 1980’s flats like no other! The drawing was incidentally done on the first pages of an original copy The Dungeon Masters Guide book by Gary Gygax. Doing my best to keep it golden.
Thanks for reading to the bottom.
Art man. A therapeutic outlet, yet the obsession to achieve the better is a constant battle of sanity for me. This image has been complete for some time now thanks to the digital color work of Norman Wong.
I have quite a collection of completed works. Waiting to be printed. So many personal and financial tropes that I need to learn to overcome. The first is failure. Failure is inevitable. It is necessary to grow and learn from. So difficult to accept failure before an action.
Example: I self publish a comic no one will purchase. lt sits at my place. I produce and artbook that goes nowhere. I create art no one cares about, or do they? I don’t know. In the honest truth it’s not my place to care. It’s only my purpose to create.
Conventions. To me conventions are a scam for artists/creators. Artists designed to sell other properties for money is troublesome to me. I don’t judge if you enjoy it. It’s just important to explore our own ideas. Why though, If no one buys them right? Hence McFarlane’s Spider Man fan art for sale (which I am guilty of but enjoyed it).
The convention costs exceed the average sales for an independent creator artist not selling fan art. It is a promotion cost that is necessary to acquire interest in our work. However anything over 300 dollars in total convention cost seems a little steep for me. There has got to be a better form of promotion. If there isn’t there should be. This is why I avoid conventions. It just is not financially practical (say the guy who is unpractical)
I understand the idea of sacrifice for ones dreams. I just don’t think paying a large fee to be drowned out is the way to go. I can be drowned out for nothing via web. I propose no answers only obstacles. So I guess this a rant.
I hope you enjoyed the visual anguish..I am the beast.